Welcome to the CIFF September Newsletter. We are busy finalising this year’s Festival programme and, with over 4,000 film submissions received this year, we can’t wait to present an exciting programme for our 67th edition this November. Make sure to save the date for Wednesday, 12th October for the official CIFF2022 Programme Launch.
In the meantime, catch up on some great events, news, and opportunities this month: the IGNITE Year Three applications are now open; discover a range of fantastic short films nominated for the European Film Awards in our CIFF Film Club: European Shorts Season; celebrate Culture Night with Irish language short films from CIFF; and read about our recent award nominations.
For full details read on below.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: YEAR THREE OF IGNITE
Are you an Irish or Northern Irish documentary filmmaker embarking on your first or second non-fiction feature film?
IGNITE is a bilingual talent development programme directed towards emerging Irish and Northern Irish documentary filmmakers. Following on from last year’s innovative and successful IGNITE Year Two projects, Cork International Film Festival and Docs Ireland are thrilled to announce that the applications for IGNITE Year Three are officially open.
The closing date for applications is Friday, September 30th 2022 at 5pm.
For further information and to apply for the third edition of the IGNITE Documentary Talent Development Programme, visit here now.
CIFF FILM CLUB: EUROPEAN SHORTS SEASON FINAL PROGRAMME
The CIFF Film Club: European Shorts Season will conclude this month with a sequel programme of shorts nominated for the most recent European Film Academy Short Film Award, selected by our CIFF programmers.
CIFF at CULTURE NIGHT/OÍCHE CHULTÚIR 2022
We are proud to present a special online programme celebrating the Irish language on film with two shorts selected from our 66th Festival edition in 2021 followed by a filmmaker Q&A for this year’s Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2022 on Friday, 23rd September.
Available to watch on our Digital Festival Platform, the shorts programme comprises Foxglove, directed by Michael-David McKernan, in which a young woman who left the island many years previously is summoned home and forced to face the crux of her unresolved pain: her relationship with her father; and Faitíos, directed by Martha Fitzgerald, following two teenagers as they reluctantly execute a task in an abandoned asbestos processing plant.
The programme will be followed by a special Q&A session with Foxglove’s Clara Harte hosted by CIFF Senior Programmer Don O’Mahony.
Tá an-áthas orainn na gearrscannáin seo a chur i láthair a cheiliúrann an Ghaeilge. Is ceiliúradh tábhachtach é Oíche Cultúir ar na healaíona agus ar chruthaitheacht in Éirinn agus táimid bródúil as a bheith mar chuid de arís i mbliana.
Ar fáil chun féachaint saor in aisce ar líne ó 5in go 10in Dé hAoine, 23 Meán Fómhair. Le tacaíocht ó An tOireachtas.
Available to watch for free online from 5pm to 10pm on Friday, 23rd September. Supported by An tOireachtas.
Cork Digital Marketing Awards Nominations 2022
We are delighted to have been nominated for three categories for this year’s Cork Digital Marketing Awards: Best use of Digital Marketing for the Greater Good; Best Social Media Campaign; and Best Digital Marketing Team.
These awards provide a platform for Cork businesses to showcase their recent digital successes and achievements. It is an opportunity to be recognised for the digital, social and online work carried out by organisations in our local digital community.
The semi-finalist announcement is on Wednesday, 21st September.
2022 Business to Arts Awards
For the second year in a row, we have been shortlisted for the Business to Arts Awards along with our partners.
The categories we have been shortlisted for are: Best Small Sponsorship with our valued partner, ESB Energy for Generations Fund for our Intinn Youth Film & Mental Health Programme and Illuminate Film & Mental Health strand; and Judges’ Special Recognition Award supported by Accenture Ireland with our esteemed partners The Gate Cinema, ESB Energy for Generations Fund, and Murphy’s.
The announcement ceremony will be held at the National Concert Hall on Tuesday, 20th September.